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¡Adios Adios!

¡Hola a todos! First of all I would like to thank you all for the support throughout this school year! I am very happy with the results of implementing a new Spanish curriculum that encouraged students active participation and satisfied different learning styles! Also, I would like to let you now that I will continue this wonderful journey during the 2017-2018 school year at SFX. I hope you all have a wonderful and s
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Artwork Coming Home!

Hello Parents!   I just wanted to let you know that artwork should be coming home!! Thank you for all of your support during the year and especially at the art show—it was an amazing showing of all of our amazingly talented students! I still have artwork from this year’s 8th graders that was not picked up, as well as a scattering of works from 6th and 7th grades. If you want to pick anything up, I am avail
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Summer Reading and the Wilmette Public Library

Last Friday Mrs. Joseph from the Wilmette Public Library visited our school and spoke to students in Kindergarten-5th grade about all the great offerings the library has for children this summer. From great family entertainment to reading clubs, as well as volunteer opportunities for middle school students to help younger children over the summer, the library is the place to visit this summer. This summer’s rea
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5th-8th Grade Parents Needed

We are in need of 5th-8th grade parent volunteers to join us tomorrow, May 26th from 10-10:20am. Parents will be stationed in our Middle School advisories to assist with distributing and praying the rosary together. No experience is needed, as guides will be provided for assistance and direction. Rosary volunteers are asked to lead with the Joyful Mysteries (as provided), and students are invited to bring a rosary fr
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MS Service Opportunity

Middle School students looking for service hours are invited to contact Christine Pao at 773/878-5507 to learn more about volunteering at the St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30-7pm.
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Clarification for Look Ahead Night

Parents of current 4th grade students will attend a “Look Ahead” night this evening, May 23rd, to learn more about their children’s transition into 5th grade. Current 5th grade parents should not plan to attend this presentation. Please contact the office with any questions at office@sfx-school.org. Thank you!
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Kirby Larson’s One Author One Community visit

What a wonderful day we had on Friday with our visiting author, Kirby Larson. When Mrs. Larson arrived at SFX, she was greeted by our official student greeter, a 2nd grade student, who had read almost all of Mrs. Larson’s books as he was so excited that she was coming to the school. How wonderful to see so many students excited to finally meet Mrs. Larson and have her at our school. Mrs. Larson gave three prese
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: La Tomatina. La Tomatina is a festival held on a Wednesday towards the end of August in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region in Spain. Tens of thousands of participants come from all over the world to fight in a harmless battle where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets. We successfully finished a project in which we learned concepts s
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Great America Read to Succeed Vouchers

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Challenge vouchers have arrived and were distributed to classroom teachers on Wednesday. All children who read the 6 required hours and submitted the reading log to the school earned a free day pass to Six Flags Great America. The vouchers are valid from June 12-August 6, 2017. Be sure to be on the lookout for these vouchers to come home in your child’s backpack. Mrs. Sawye
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2017 Art Show!

Hello all! This year’s Art Show will take place on Thursday, May 25th from 6-8:00pm. Please join us for an evening of 1st through 8th grade art in the Xavier Room. If you already have plans, no worries—the show will be left up from Thursday evening-Sunday, so parents can stop by after mass or throughout the day on Friday! We have been working hard all year, and would love for you to come by and celebrate the ar
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End of the year for the Library

It’s hard to believe we are just a few weeks away from the end of the school year. In an effort to get all school library materials back and inventoried before we leave for the summer, all library books checked out to students need to be back to the school library no later than Tuesday, May 30. Students may continue to checkout library books until Friday, May 26. In an effort to help children remember to return
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Escucha/Listen. We read the book Escucha al Desierto/ Listen to the Dessert. While reading this book, students took turns in order to repeat the rhythmic sounds of this fascinating habitat at night. Our  portfolio activity consisted in writing down the phrase: ¡Chicos escuchen! whenever the teacher/coach needed the students/players to listen. Moreover, we conjugated the verb: Escuchar
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our unit on Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter We successfully learned about: Easter Celebrations in Spanish Speaking Countries/Semana Santa en Paises de Habla Hispana.  With the help of Google Maps, we visited countries such us Mexico, Spain, Guatemala and Peru. We learned about different types of celebrations such as the creation of rugs made out of flowers and sawdust, traditional food,
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Spring Library Happenings

I hope everyone had a joyous Easter! It is hard to believe we are almost to the end of April and the school year is winding down. We continue to have many fun things happening in the library. Book Fair Wrap Up Much thanks to all the families who shopped our Spring Book Fair held at the Book Stall in Winnetka. 20% of the sales made by SFX families will come back to the school library and enable us to buy new books for
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter We started a lesson that we will continue to work on next week as well: Easter Celebrations in Spanish Speaking Countries/Semana Santa en Paises de Habla Hispana.  With the help of Google Maps, we visited countries such us Mexico, Spain, Guatemala and Peru and learned about different types of celebrations such as the creation of rugs made out of flowers an
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Happy Easter!

Important Upcoming Dates: April 14th-17th: No School, Easter Break April 19th: April Birthday Dress Down April 21st: Chapter 7 History Test (study guided posted on Edmodo); Geometry Quiz (Vuckovic) April 25th-28th: ASPIRE testing
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Mike Lupica Visit

Tuesday we were so fortunate to host author Mike Lupica. His visit was made possible through the generosity of The Book Stall in Winnetka. Mike came to SFX earlier than planned and joined our 4th-6th grade Battle of the Books team members at the ice cream party we had to celebrate their accomplishment. After ice cream Mike addressed our 4th-8th grade students and spoke of his love of sports and how he always knew tha
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered the verb: jump/saltar. We read the book Salta Ranita Salta/ Jump Frog Jump.While reading this book students were exposed to repetitive questions such us: what should the frog do now? to which students responded: Salta ranita salta! Also, we worked on a portfolio activity in which students had to answer in Spanish to questions such as Can the table jump?/ Can the girl jump?   More
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5th Grade News 4/7/2017

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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered My House/Mi Casa Our portfolio activity consisted in labeling a house in order to comprehend and use the words puerta/door, ventana/window, techo/roof. Also this activity encourage students to answer in complete gramatical sentences to questions such as How many windows are in the house? Our art project consisted in designing: The house of my dreams/La casa de mis sueños. Then, they h
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Battle of the Books Update

Congratulations to our 4th-6th grade Battle of the Books team members. Our three SFX teams competed Monday against six other teams from two other schools-Baker Progressive School and Chiaravalle School.  Two of our SFX teams came in 2nd and 3rd place in the individual team competition and in the overall school competition SFX came in 2nd. I couldn’t be prouder of how well these students worked together and how
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Living Colonial Wax Museum

Dear Parents, As you know, the 5th graders have been studying life in the English colonies in History class. Students are currently working on a “Living Colonial Wax Museum” project. Each student has chosen a historical colonial figure and researched their lives and written a biography about them. At our wax museum event, they will each be dressed and posing as their colonial figure and will come to life
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Library Happenings in March

There has been much going on in the library this month. The first week in March we held our qualifying competitions for our annual Battle of the Books competition for 4th-6th grade students.  We had to narrow it down to a finite number of students so the 12 students with the highest scores in our Battle of the Book game show will be representing the school on Monday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m. when we compete in an inters
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